Awe and Wonder Podcast: AAC & AT

Are you losing the human connection in the midst of data collection? Join Brenda and Sarah as they talk with inspirational people who create awe and wonder in unique ways. “Wonder inspires the wish to understand; awe inspires the wish to let shine, to acknowledge and to unite.” Ulrich Weger & Johannes Wagemann (sourced from Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown) Participants will hear first hand accounts from people supporting students with complex needs. Assistive Technology, Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) and IEP goals are discussed, but human connection is highlighted throughout this engaging series.

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Monday Nov 20, 2023

Chris talks to us about access to keyboards, the 80/20 rule for teaching, model the core and spell the fringe, and authentic ways to engage through literacy.

Monday Nov 13, 2023

Drew describes herself as a sassy, creative, outgoing lady with a side of disability. She describes the important role literacy plays in her life and encourages new AAC users to not give up.

Monday Nov 06, 2023

In this episode Elisa Wern talks about her Comprehensive Literacy For All Book Study group on Facebook , being collaborative partners in literacy instruction, access to the alphabet, and much more!
Mentioned in podcast:
Fundamentals of AAC A Case Study Chapter Co Authored with Sarah Gregory on Sensory processing and AAC
Collaborative goals statement from AOTA, AOTA, and ASHA

Monday Oct 30, 2023

Sharon Redmond is an AT Specialist and Special Education teacher who tells us "You just have to do, you have to be the person to do this" when it comes to implementing literacy instruction in your classroom.

Monday Oct 23, 2023

Krista Howard, AAC User, parent, student (and more!) shares her experience with literacy instruction growing up and the importance literacy plays in her life now.

Monday Oct 16, 2023

Gretchen Hanser shares her guiding principles around AAC and literacy!

Monday Oct 09, 2023

This teacher and SLP have a growth mindset around AAC and literacy!

Monday Oct 02, 2023

Beth reminds us that literacy is the most functional life skill of all.

Monday Sep 25, 2023

Co-Author of Comprehensive Literacy for All, Dr. David Koppenhaver provides advice moving forward with AAC and literacy.

Monday Apr 03, 2023

In this episode Sarah and Brenda discuss the consistent themes that emerged from our conversations with Leaders and Changemakers in the field. There were guiding principles that most guests referred to regardless of the advancements in technology.


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